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Larry B Johnson

August 6, 1937 — November 20, 2023

Larry Johnson, 86, of Underwood, died Monday, November 20, 2023 at his residence under the care of Knute Nelson Hospice.

Larry Benedict Johnson was born August 6, 1937 in Leaf Mountain Township, MN to George R. and Gertrude (Reger) Johnson. He attained his GED on February 5, 1971. Larry was a member of the United States Marine Corp., serving from March 1956 to February 1958. He was first married to Margaret Ondruch, they divorced.

On March 18, 1989, Larry married Delores M. Donley in Minneapolis.

He was employed at Ford Motor Company in St. Paul as an assembly repairman for 30 years, retiring in May 1993. He was known as the “tubing guy.” He and his wife, Dory rented tubes from their home on the Ottertail River from the 90’s to the early 2000’s.

Larry was a member of Tingvold Lutheran Church in Underwood and the Fergus Falls Eagle’s Club.

He enjoyed welding, repairing small engines, stripping and recycling copper wire, and recycling aluminum cans that he crushed with his homemade can crusher.

Preceding him in death were his parents, George and Gertrude Johnson; siblings, Leone, Donna, Mary Lou, Angie, Flavian, David, Wallace, and Ronald; wife, Dory Johnson, and step-children, Linda, Sandy, and Scott.

Larry is survived by his three children, Terry, Lisa, and Darin all of Minneapolis; two step-children, Cindy (Cliff) Allen of Underwood and Rick (Jo Ann) Zahnow of Fergus Falls; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two siblings, Rodney (Dorothy) Johnson of Cambridge and Dennis Johnson of Underwood, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service: 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2023 at Tingvold Lutheran Church in Underwood, with visitation one-hour prior to the service at the church.
Clergy: Reverend Zinta Sundby
Interment: Tingvold Cemetery, Underwood, MN

Arrangements provided by Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
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